Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Kingdom of Heaven

This is kind of an extra -- not my post for today.

I took a quiz over at Quiz Farm which is designed to figure out your answer to the question, "What is the Kingdom of God?"

I'm not sure about my answer -- as I answered the questions, I kept thinking to myself that each one was too narrow a description for the Kingdom of Heaven.

I guess my answers reflect two items -- I do not think that we should withdraw from the world -- as Christians, we are meant to be involved in the world. I also think that the Kingdom of God is not something that we wait around for -- it's here and now (and then and there). One of the last things I would say about myself, though, is that I think the Kingdom is a "Christianised Society." So for what it is worth, here is what the quiz says about me, although I don't agree with it.

Maybe I really think the Kingdom is all of these things -- and none of these things.

You scored as Kingdom as a Christianised Society. Christians shouldn't withdraw from the world, but by being present in it they can transform it. The kingdom is not only spiritual, but social, political, and cultural.

Kingdom as a Christianised Society

75%

The Kingdom as Earthly Utopia

42%

Inner spiritual experience

33%

The Kingdom is mystical communion

33%

The Kingdom as a counter-system

33%

The Kingdom as Institutional Church

25%

The Kingdom as a political state

17%

The Kingdom is a Future Hope

8%

What is the Kingdom of God?
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Jeff the Methodist said...

You scored as Kingdom as a Christianised Society.



Christians shouldn't withdraw from the world, but by being present in it they can transform it. The kingdom is not only spiritual, but social, political, and cultural.

Kingdom as a Christianised Society

100%
The Kingdom as a counter-system

83%
The Kingdom as Earthly Utopia

67%
Inner spiritual experience

50%
The Kingdom is mystical communion

33%
The Kingdom as a political state

17%
The Kingdom as Institutional Church

0%
The Kingdom is a Future Hope

0%

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